NORSAT AWARDED $3.5M PORTABLE SATELLITE TERMINAL CONTRACT FROM MAJOR EURASIAN DEFENSE CONTRACTOR
Vancouver, British Columbia – February 19, 2015 — Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat”) (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, today announced that a Tier 1 Eurasian defense contractor, has signed a $3.5 million agreement to purchase a range of Norsat’s portable satellite terminals to provide high performance military communications for an Eurasian Ministry of Defense (“MOD”). This order highlights the broad capabilities of the company’s product offerings, including the adoption of one of the company’s newest innovations, the 0.9m Journey Manpack terminal.
As part of this agreement, the customer will purchase multiple products from Norsat including the recently announced 0.9m Journey Manpack, the 1.2m Rover™, the 1.8m SigmaLink™ terminal, the 1.2m VSAT antenna bundle, as well as the 0.75m and 1m shipboard terminals for the Army and Navy. This broad portfolio of satellite technology showcases Norsat’s ability to deliver a full solution to its military customers. Norsat expects to ship the majority of the terminals in late 2015 with follow on deliveries throughout 2016.
The 0.9m Journey Manpack consists of an easily portable, rapidly deployable, satellite terminal that weighs less than 25 kilograms. The Rover is an ultra-lightweight fly-away satellite terminal with unsurpassed reliability, advanced assisted-acquire technology, and a flexible deployment platform. The SigmaLink is a transportable satellite terminal ideally suited to provide broadband connectivity for base camps or other prolonged missions where assignments are temporary, but deployment is protracted. Norsat’s VSAT bundle is an easy to use fixed satellite terminal that provides data connectivity to remote areas for Internet connectivity. Norsat’s MarineLink shipboard terminals offer a 3-axis operating platform and a 360 degree high-speed tracking antenna that ensures a reliable link in even the most difficult sea conditions.
Dr. Amiee Chan, chief executive officer of Norsat, commented, “We are extremely pleased to be supplying this tier 1 customer with a broad portfolio of satellite terminal technologies that meet the high specifications required. Over the last number of years, we have made concerted efforts to invest and develop technology to further diversify our product offerings to meet the expanding needs of customers around the globe. This order is the culmination of more than two years of work and reinforces the expanding strength that we believe is capable from our military business moving forward. We look forward to building off the momentum of this order as we move throughout 2015.”
About Norsat International Inc.
Founded in 1977, Norsat International Inc. is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. Norsat’s products and services include leading-edge product design and development, production, distribution and infield support and service of fly-away satellite terminals, microwave components, antennas, Radio Frequency (RF) conditioning products, maritime based satellite terminals and remote network connectivity solutions. More information is available at www.norsat.com, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-604-821-2800.
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